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Oct 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the rising threat against the united states. >> brown: let me stay with you, mr. brzezinski. when we look at the ryan-romney... excuse me, the romney-ryan team talking about this foreign policy mess, the unraveling as paul ryan referred to it, particularly including libya and the larger middle east policy, what do you see? what do you make of that? >> well, i'm afraid there is truth in the fact that the position of the united states in the middle east is unraveling. but one has to go back a number of years and ask what has set that process in motion? i'm afraid that the united states simply has fumbled over the years. the unique opportunity it had to shape a more stable and more peaceful middle east. >> brown: what do you mean by that? >> well, first of all, the israeli-palestinian peace issue. you know, today the middle east... the masses are stirring. every public opinion poll tells us the masses have a negative view of american position on that issue because they see the united states as failing to move the peace process forward. i'm afraid there is some truth to that conclusion.
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Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
united states is oil production in the u.s. is increasing. but due to other factors around the world and the middle east we're still having higher prices and that's impacting the price of crude. at the moment price of gasoline is below the psychologically important $4 a gallon at the pump in the u.s.. and as such the price of gasoline as a political issue might recede in the coming weeks. >> susie: actually some people are predicting that by the election prices at the pump will get down to $3. do you agree with that, and why will it drop so much? >> i agree the directionally prices will decline and that i think is the key point. i don't know if they will decline as much as $3. it's outside the control of the government. but what we're seeing is that demand for gasoline normally falls seasonly this time of year. and prices for gasoline are offset to decline. however heating oil prices, whether the demand is set to increase. we see prices for heating oil increasing. so it's a mixed bag. >> susie: tell us a little more about the heating oil, because a lot of people are worry that it will ab
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
also stand by our allies. i think the tension that existed between israel and the united states was very unfortunate. i think also that pulling our missile defense program out of poland in the way we did was also unfortunate in terms of, if you will, disrupting the relationship in some ways that existed between us. and then, of course, with regards to standing for our principleses, when the students took to the treats in tehran and the people there protested, the green revolution occurred, for the president to be silent, i thought, was an enormous mistake. we have to stand for our principleses, stand for our allies, stand for a strong military and stand for a strong economy. >> schieffer: mr. president. >> america remains the one indispensable nation. and its world needs a strong america and it is stronger now than when i came into office. because we ended the war in iraq, we were able to refocus our attention on not only the terrorist threat, but also beginning a transition process in afghanistan. it also allowed us to refocus on alliances, relationships that had been neglected for
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
united states. >> woodruff: and in our regular "daily download" segment, margaret warner explores how the face off played in social media. >> brown: and it hasn't happened in baseball in 45 years. we look at 'triple crown' winner miguel cabrera of the detroit tigers. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the first presidential debate is behind them, but the two sides went at it again today. republicans said their man took it to the president in the denver duel. the obama camp charged the truth got trampled in the process. >> la night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. and
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
united states. why did the 13 colonies develop as they do? one of the reasons was it was jam packed with natural well-protected harbors in the northeast. and the tempered zone of what is now the united states, it was last resource-rich part of the temperate zone that was settled by europeans at the time of the enlightenment and it had more miles of inland waterways than the rest of the world combined. so that enabled the development of american nationhood. these facts are so obvious that they get overlooked in the current debate. >> rose: i want to take different countries and look at it to understand your thesis, both in terms of their history and future and elements of their geography that make them who they are take china today. >> okay. all right. take china. china has two big geographical issues. on the one hand, china is big, it's vast. because it's stretching out in terms of the its corporate enterprises, its demography into the russian far east where there's always this timber, diamonds and gold that the chinese want. a hundred million people in manchuria over the boarder in
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
thousands of workers in the united states. but, as darren gersh reports, there is growing bipartisan agreement that this is the right time to get tough on chinese cyber-theft. >> reporter: in unusually blunt language the bipartisan leadership of the house committee warned u.s. companies not to buy their broadband networking equipment from z.t.e. and huawei. >> our advice to the private sector is this: your obligation is to consider larger data protection and national security implications of your business decisions and we would not advise doing business with these two companies. >> reporter: washington has become increasingly alarmed by cyber-security threats believed to have been launched from china. cyber theft of american trade secrets is estimated to cost hundreds of billions of dollars a year. >> if huawei wants to do business in the united states, then they've got to tell their government to stop cyber attacking the united states. >> reporter: huawei aggressively pushed back. the company says the intelligence committee provided no clear evidence of wrong doing and it dismissed
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
honest way. and i ask for your vote. i'd like to be the next president of the united states to support and help this great nation. >> ifill: the president's advertising also focused on the choice voters face. >> read my plan. compare it to governor romney's and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president. i'm asking for your vote. so together we can keep moving america forward. >> ifill: from here, it's a sprint to november 6. following his afternoon rally, romney headed to colorado. and then back to nevada. and on to iowa tomorrow. the president spends the next two days hitting eight states: iowa, colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, illinois, and ohio as well as burbank california for an appearance on the tonight show. >> woodruff: for more on last night >> woodruff: for more on last night's debate, we turn again to two experts on foreign policy- richard haas, president of the council on foreign relations. he's in chicago. and in boston, former u.s. diplomat nicholas burns, now with the kennedy school of government at harvard university. welcome to you
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00pm EDT
incentives to companies that are investing here in the united states and creating jobs here. it also means we're helping them and small businesses to export all around the world in new markets. number two. we've got to make sure that we have the best education system in the world. the fact that you're going to college is great. but i want everybody to get a great education. we worked hard to make sure that student loans are available for folks like you. but i also want to make sure that community colleges are offering slots for workers to get retrained for the jobs that are out there right now and the jobs of the future. number three. we've got to control our own energy. now not only oil and natural gas, which we've been investing in, but also we have to make sure we're building the energy sources of the future not just thinking about next year but ten years from now, 20 years from now. that's why we've invested in solar and wind and biofuels. energy efficient cars. we've got to reduce our deficit but we have to do it in a balanced way. asking the wealthy to pay a little bit more alo
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Oct 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
agreed to withdraw missiles from cuba. in return, president kennedy pledged the united states would not invade cuba and would withdraw its medium-range nuclear missiles from turkey. it appeared the moment of danger had passed. but new documents shortly to be published from the archives of christoph's deputy during the crisis tell a different story. this woman describes the contents. >> what these declassified documents show is the cuban missile crisis it entered a new stage of crisis. we know now the soviet union delivered not only strategic missiles to cuba, medium-range missiles to cuba, but also over 100 tactical nuclear weapons. and these weapons were not covered by the agreements between kennedy and khrushchev. >> the agreement between washington and moscow came after the most critical day of the crisis, known as black saturday. >> black saturday, october 27, was the peak of the crisis. both kennedy and khrushchev felled the situation -- felt the situation was slipping out of control and they had to do something to end the crisis. one that -- one u2 was shot down. in the caribbean,
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that was the next vice- president of the united states, paul ryan. >> woodruff: much of the day's focus was on the vice president's debate statement about the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans last month. >> we weren't told they wanted more security again. we did not know they wanted more security again. and by the way, at the time, we were told exactly... we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. >> woodruff: but at a congressional hearing a day earlier, a state department official acknowledged that she declined requests for more security in benghazi. and at the debate, ryan charged the administration failed in a critical duty. >> our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment guarding him. shouldn't we have a marine detachment guarding our ambassador in benghazi, a place where we knew that there was an al qaeda cell with arms? this is becoming more troubling by the day. they first blamed the youtube video; now, they're trying to blame the romney-ryan ticket for making this an issue. >> woodruff: th
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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm EDT
from the south now touch down in honduras before moving to markets in the united states and europe. >> you have a country in which corruption is deeply set at all levels. then, you have--this is corruption, on one hand, and then, you have drug-related gangs as well involved and getting into police and the military. and then, to have a coup d'etat that tells the military and the police that it's absolutely ok to go above the law, to break the laws, whichever law it is. and you have the situation where we are right now. it's not new. this is not caused by the coup. but it has been worse by the coup. [speaking in spanish] >> radio globo is firmly identified with the anti-coup political opposition in honduras. its journalists follow a radical agenda. the on-air talk is of land rights, corruption, and the links between the authorities and violent crime. [speaking in spanish] >> but talk comes at a price. gilda silverstrucci is one of radio globo's presenters, and she's a journalist under threat. [speaking in spanish] [indistinct talking] >> 23 honduran journalists have been murdered sin
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
card debt in the united states and by some measures, exceeds $1 trillion. and in a new "time" magazine poll-- conducted with the carnegie corporation-- 80% of those surveyed said many colleges are simply not worth the cost. 89% said higher education is in crisis. president obama has responded by touting his expansion of the federal pell grant program, as he did again today in manchester, new hampshire. the granite state has an average of almost $35,000 in student loan debt-- highest in the country. >> today, because of the actions my administration took, millions of students all across the country are paying less for college. we took a system that was wasting tens of billions of dollars on banks and lenders. we said, let's cut out the middle man. give the money directly to the students and as a consequence, young people are getting a better deal. >> woodruff: romney claims the additional federal aid actually prompted colleges to raise tuition. he has said that he thought the president increased pell grants too much. but in tuesday's debate, romney said he wanted to grow the p
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
538.com. >> i mean ohio is a swing state for a reason, is that it resembles the united states, rural areas and suburban areas, you could certainly have a case where romney wins the popular vote by one point and obama wins ohio and iowa by one point that is possible, maybe a one or two-point shift but there is almost no way to look at the history of this country or try to do the more complex things, the mathematical models unlikely to have romney win the popular and have him lose the electorial college. >> rose: the sites and sounds of hurricane sandy, mark halperin and nate silver when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. additional funding provided by these funders. and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> hurricane sandy barreled through the northeast last night, the devastating impact was wide-ranging, cities and towns were hammered by the storm that left many without power and other vital resources. here
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
hell if need be. and lastly, the president of the united states has lead with a steady hand and clear vision. governor romney, the opposite. the last thing we need now is another war. >> congressman ryan. >> we mourn the loss of these four americans who were murdered. when you take a look at what has happened just in the last few weeks, they sent the u.n. ambassador out to say that this was because of a protest and a youtube video. it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. he went to the u.n. and in his speech at the u.n. he said six times, he talked about the youtube video. look, if we are hit by terrorists, we're going to call it for what it is, a terrorist attack. our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment guarding him. shouldn't we have a marine detachment guarding our ambassador in benghazi, a place where we knew that there was an al qaeda cell with arms? this is becomes more troubling by the day. they first blamed the youtube video. now they are trying to blame its romney-ryan particular for making this an issue. with respect to iraq,
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Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm EDT
2007, there were calls for europe why'd public sex offenders register. the united states is one of the exceptions with many states allowing the public to log on. in australia, they share information on places like youtube for facebook. duncan kennedy, bbc nesws, sydney. >> for the first time, the captain of the cruise ship has appeared amidst an inquiry into the disaster. no words at the helm when the ship hit rocks earlier this year. he stands accused of manslaughter and abandoning his ship. >> the arrival of the man that was at the center of the disaster. he came to hear details of the case being compiled against him. they were shot out of the inquiry, but they knew that experts with evidence inside, they simply sailed to close, too fast. this has been the captain's public appearance. face-to-face with several of the survivors. several of them said he won't be able to look in the captain's eyes. there were demands for justice. >> we all must die. we got out with a minute or two to spare. the boat had already capsized and was going to crush us. we were scared and we want someone to be
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm EDT
to be trusted. >> they see to expand in the united states, but as a result of our investigation, we did not have the competence these two companies can be trusted with infrastructure of such critical importance. >> the committee sounded convince the chinese state uses as cannot on the grand scale against america. >> we started looking at the new threats that has been prolific in the last few years from the chinese government when it comes to cyber as spinoffs, human as panache -- cyber and spinoffs, human espionage. >> they are among the world's largest manufacturers of phone and tablets and a network infrastructure. it keeps the global network moving. these companies connections to the chinese state and military are not well understood. the intelligence committee has urged they'd be barred from buying or merging with american companies and that their products not be used in any u.s. government network. they maintain these concerns are just not legitimate. >> we are of business, we are profit driven. we're not gone to sacrifice $32 billion of business and our future success for any
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
terrorists. the u.n. -- the united states classifies hamas as a terrorist organization. now, the group which controls gaza has been accused of torture, police brutality, and arbitrary arrest. the criminal justice system reeks of injustice according to human-rights watch. there has been isolated cases of abuse. they deny that it is systematic. our correspondent reports >> security forces in action. soon after they came to power in late 2007. human-rights watched says that police brutality remains a problem not only in the streets but inside the prisons. >> in this report we found that the authorities are arbitrarily detain people, to nine people access to the lawyers, and torturing people. in the worst cases are executing people based on a concession that was given under torture. we spoke to one young vocal opponent has been arbitrarily arrested dozens of times over the last five years. >> this continued for several days. they burned my foot with a cigarette lighter. another help to me down and they burned me again. >> in the prisons, this is not uncommon according to the report. unusua
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Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
united states. the threat from hurricane sandy has put both u.s. presidential candidates on high alert. mitt romney's already cancelled a rally scheduled for sunday evening in virginia beach. with only 11 days until polling day, both barack obama and mitt romney have been importanting over the latest economic data. figures show the u.s. economy grew 2% in the last three months. the white house says the economy is moving in the right direction. the republicans say the figures are discouraging news. our north american editor, mark, has been with mr. romney on the campaign trail. >> if it's friday it must be iowa and ohio. for hit romney this is a relentless race from state to state, stage to stage, squeezing out every last vote with a new message underlying what a difference four years makes. he says president obama stands for the status quo. he is the candidate of hope and change. >> if you're ready for that kind of change, if you want this to be a turning point in america's course, join paul ryan and me. get your friends and family to do the same. and vote now for the kind of lea
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Oct 18, 2012 5:30pm EDT
version. it is a way of cashing in on the 70 million users and tablet computers in the united states. that is a number that has jumped from the 30 million in the past two years alone. there are also more competitors. almost anyone can set up online. >> there is a lot of content online. companies well-established, you have websites like politico, or the daily beast. they have been around for years, well-established. it is incredibly competitive, it is gone to be very difficult for "newsweek" to get some traction. >> they have an internet presence already. the site has more than 15 million visitors a month. that is up 70% on last year. >> the editorial product is not compelling, they will disappear into the ether. i suspect that after 80 years with really good talent, with a great franchise, they will survive. >> job losses are likely. in a rapidly shrinking market, at that will worry competitors, too. print media is struggling to stay relevant. the debate over how to make the internet pay amid so much free competition they designed. competitors will be watching the digital transmission very
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Oct 24, 2012 2:00am EDT
inevitability. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. >> hockenberry: an idea that for years had struggled for attention in congress would get its moment of truth. >> so i ask this congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution... >> hockenberry: the president backed the so-called cap-and- trade approach, a system of regulations and financial incentives to eventually reduce the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. it seemed there s consensus on climate change. >> there was an uneasy consensus. but the people who have always objected to change had not yet really engaged. and because of the consensus, because there was a sense that there was going to be movement, that galvanized the action of the people who oppose it. >> the american people hadn't focused on these issues until it actually came to a vote in congress on a bill to implement these policies. >> today's hearing is on... >> hockenberry: the soft consensus for taking action ran into the bitter partisan divisions in congress. congressional hearings on cap-and-trade would beco
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Oct 20, 2012 2:30am EDT
expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years. but he can't. gwen: from benghazi to biners, from contraception to cars. the campaign heads into the final stretch. covering the race to the finish line, charles babington, peter baker, john dickerson and amy walter. >> award winning reporting and analysis. covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. produced in association in national journal d. corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> this rock has never stood still. since 1875 we've been there for our clients through good times and bad. when their needs changed we were there to meet them. through the years, from insurance to investment management, from real estate to retirement solutions, we've developed new ideas for the financial challenges ahead. this rock has never stood still. and that's one thing that will never change. prudential. >> whenever our trains go, the economy comes to life. one line, infinite possibilities. >> ad
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, to other countries if you're the president of the united states, for interstate deals, deals with businesses, things like that. your ability to hit the right note with protocol is an important quality. >> ifill: the handling of disasters is a leadership test as much as anything else is what you're saying. >> absolutely. i think candidates spend a lot of time, particularly presidential candidates obviously trying to tell people why they should be elected, why they should have that job. this is an opportunity to show why you should have that job particularly for the incumbent president obama, he gets a chance to show it. even mitt romney is able to telegraph messages about how he would lead if he were in power simply by what he does during a crisis like this. >> ifill: and yet there is a lot still going on behind the scenes. i assume that these guys aren't sitting here a week out and saying let's just wait until this passes. >> that's right. while president obama has been off the campaign trail and mitt romney converted a campaign event today into a rereef event, their surrogates ha
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm EDT
my god, these two men who are running for president of the united states, frankly are behaving like my sons do on a bad day and it is really not attractive and it is something i think that women voters in particular find very unappealing, for both candidates when they are both going at each other like that, it muddies the facts and you are not getting any policy, not getting an answer and it is like boys scrapping in the school yard and it is not what you want to see in this kind of debate. >> rose: john dickerson what is the defense of the romney forces after the debate? >> well, i think the defense on the libya question which will be very interesting and it is the way these debates get scored by those who watch them and for those people on the libya question, romney came out on the short end, certainly for those who just watched the performance, but then, and then in the coming days, though, you can imagine romney saying, if he -- we may have lost audio there did we lose audio with john? am i back? >> yes, you are back. >> sorry. the romney campaign says i may have been wrong at t
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
pacific canada across the united states. it reached the system at the upper levels earlier today, spun it up. allowed it to get stronger at a time when systems usually weaken. >> ifill: we're used to hearing about hurricanes in late summer, early fall. how unusual is it to see an october hurricane? >> october hurricanes are not unusual. in fact after sandy is gone, we will have another full month of the hurricane season to go. it runs through november 0. the normal favored area for those late season storms is more of the caribbean. but we can certainly have them here as we do now. >> ifill: you mentioned the breadth of the storm. as this one comes ashore, where is it more dangerous? the center of the storm or the edges? >> every single tropical sigh lone the different. we have different hazards. we have a wind hazard, rain, flooding, storm surge and we have tornadoes. in this case we have one that we normally don't talk about and that's snow because again it's a combination of hurricane and wintertime low. in this case, the threat that we're most concerned about is the storm surge beca
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am EDT
but a lot of tension between the prime minister of israel and the president of the united states. but all of that is entirely obama's fault. anything that's wrong with the u.s./israel relationship is obama's fault. the fact that the prime minister of israel has continued with a settlement policy which is extremely controversial in israel somehow comes no where into the equation. so we're supposed to believe on the one hand that america's supposed to lead the arab world from the front with one hand while adopting a policy toward israel that is more pro-israeli than anything any government in washington has articulated for a long time. how the two of them will go together i don't know. and for good measure, though-- and i think this is praiseworthy-- governor romney has called for a palestinian state and a two-state solution, something on other occasions he's been less than supportive of. so it's kind of a mishmash for me. that's how i see it. >> rose: a couple things. one, on syria, he seems to want to support the rebels with arms, at least. that's different. >> yeah. and here i think
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
presidential debates. it was a dangerous showdown that gripped the united states 50 years ago. it was october 28, 1962 when the cuban missile crisis threatened to turn the cold war into a hot one. the bbc has gained exclusive access to new information that shows there was the second stage to the crisis. >> the cuban missile crisis did not end on october 28, 1962. cuba was going to become a nuclear power right under the nose of the united states, 90 miles from florida. >> there was a lot of attention for at least another three weeks and until that moment, we were at the highest state of alert short of nuclear war. >> i call upon chairman khrushchev. he has the opportunity to world the world back from the abyss of destruction. >> people around the world. the sigh of relief in october 1962 when soviet president nikita khrushchev agreed to remove nuclear weapons from cuba. but in a total failure of intelligence, the u.s. was blind to the existence of tactical nuclear weapons. meanwhile, negotiations -- castro began to see some cooperation with the soviets. >> castro is very angry at the soviet th
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Oct 16, 2012 5:30pm EDT
continue to disrupt. >> the united states was disappointed it. we are examining the details of the decision. >> it is not the end of the road. the home secretary has made it clear he could face charges in this country. she wants to reform the extradition process to make it fairer. >> if the message goes out that britain sees extradition as a one-way street, the other countries will also start saying, why should we cooperate with britain? but they will accept medical reasons for not doing extradition. >> two weeks ago the home office was celebrating the success one of the four was accused of computer-related activity. and they have accused the government of double standards. bbc news. >> for more on today's decision, i spoke with that jane. what is the reaction here in washington? >> they are safe united states is officially disappointed in this decision. it has, after all, been looking to extradite him for 10 years it was described -- for 10 years. it was described as the greatest military hack of all time. this been embarrassing because he was able to do it not so long after the 9/11 attac
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
markets are slowing also. on the other hand, corporations in the united states are in terrific shape, the united states continues to grow. the election is tightening up, which means anybody who is elected is likely to govern from the center, and attack the fiscal cliff. and so you have to say in a low return environment, shares of multinational companies with growing earnings and dividends are probably not a bad place to be. but you want to buy when the markets are down, not when they're up, and you want to sell low quality, buy high quality, and buy them on corrections, not after big moves. i would not be surprised if you have a little bit more of a correction right here. >> susie: so let's talk a little more about this correction. it feels like a correction. between what's going on with oil prices going lower, some of these earnings reports that we've been getting. so what are the risks ahead, and is this a buying opportunity? one strategist saying today that he's pretty upbeat because with central banks around the world pouring money into the financial system, it's kind of hard to
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this. last year the united states, pursuant to cyber command, the united states lost over 300 billion dollars of trade secrets. that's $300 billion of trade secrets as a result of cyber attacks. >> brown: but excuse me, but is there... is it the lack of evidence? i mean the lack of them being clear with you or is there evidence that they might do something? >> we also have evidence. we have evidence that the chinese government have been doing it. as far as huiwei is concerned we have gotten a lot of data and information about huiwei but most of our concern is the relationship between their government. >> brown: you heard that the company pushed back pretty hard after this report came out. they accuse... they said little more than an exercise in china-bashing. >> the first thing, we're not masquerading at all national security to do any chinese bashing. that's not what we do as americans. in my message basically and my message to the chairman of huiwei was if you want to do business in the united states the first thing you do is disclose that we need including your financial informatio
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the united states which is clearly an advantage, but also we are investing a lot of infrastructure and in a very important thing, charlie, which is human capital. we have built in this six years 140 new universities from greenfields, public and free tuition universities. and we add there are like 113,000 new engineers graduating every year in mexico so today there are more engineers every year than in germany or u.k. or canada or brazil. and with that, a lot of companies, american and global companies are realizing that mexico is very, very competitive in manufacturing, for instance. even vis-a-vis china. >> rose: ed thing we read about are two big issues, one is narco terrorism. what is it going to take to win that battle? the second is immigration. >> well first a lot of courage, because otherwise it is impossible to deal with that. and you need to have the principals that no one nation could prosper without rule of law. because that is exactly our main focus, in the sense that we are not prosecuting drugs by drugs themselves. we are looking for rule of law in mexico. we want a count
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Oct 31, 2012 1:30am EDT
traditions partnership vs. attorney general of the state of montana. >> ryssdal: what the case turned into, though, was montana openly challenging the u.s. supreme court over citizens united. remember, citizens allowed outside groups to spend unlimited amounts of money independent of candidates. the court said outside spending does not corrupt. bullock disagreed. >> independent expenditures would corrupt, and we certainly have a history... i mean the whole reason why the corrupt practices act was passed by citizens initiative in 1912 was because of corporate corruption. >> ryssdal: some of the montana justices were skeptical. >> on what legal basis can we simply ignore citizens united on the premise that montana got it right and the supreme court got it wrong? thank you. we'll take this matter under advisement. >> this is the ten o'clock news on q2. >> ryssdal: what happened next was kind of a surprise. >> the montana supreme court is upholding a 1912 law stating corporations cannot spend money to influence elections. >> ryssdal: bullock had beaten back wtp. he won the case. wh
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Oct 6, 2012 5:05am EDT
these young children in syria is a terrible stain on the reputation of these united nations. >> i hope when prime minister cameron says this, it is a blood on our reputation, we, the member states, not the bureaucrats. >> with the members of the security council, we know that russia has been supplying hardware for assad. we understand -- we think that the americans are supporting ticket. this is a security council who is doing nothing in this situation. why should anyone believe that the u.n. can fix things? >> you are right that the divisions in the council make a solution difficult. that was one of the reasons i resigned, as you know, but the challenge is to overcome those divisions and get them working -- i tried. at the beginning, they came together, but it was not sustained. if the security council is not made to come together, then we are in a really hopeless situation. >> and syria will descend further into war? >> it could get worse. it could get much worse. how do we solve the problem? militarization or intervention, in my judgment, will make the situation much worse. >>
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
next president and vice president of the united states. >> both candidates appealed to women voters today, picking up where they left off last night, when one of the townhall voters asked where they stand on pay equities. the president pointed to his 2009 finding of the fairer pay act as an example of his support for women. >> president obama: that's an example of the kind of advocacy we need because women are are increasingly the bread winners in the family. this is not just a win issue, this is a family issue, a middle class issue, and that's why we've got to fight for it. >> romney taughted his record as massachusetts governor, where he said he went out of his way to recruit women for his cabinet. >> i went to my staff and said, how come all of the people for these jobs are all men. and they said these are the people who have the qualifications. i said, gosh, can't we find some women that are also qualified. so we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. i went to a number of women's groups and
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Oct 16, 2012 3:00am EDT
problems it will be a great benefit to the country. in the 19th century, the united states built a railroad and it was incredibly corrupt, too. >> rose: then in the '50s eisenhower built the interstate highway system which was a huge success. >> it was a huge success. one of the reasons why our programs in the end can be cleaned up is because we have institutions that help do that. we have a free press, we have courts, we have voters who can make choices about how they want their money to be spent other countries have faced the same thing. japan, korea, they've all faced it. >> rose: i'm told the chinese military says the u.s. wants to contain us so we have to develop a carrier fleet and we have to build up our own resources even though they want to contain us. on the other hand, united states says no, that's not what we want to do. we want to be a power in the pacific but we don't want to contain you. but if they operated with certain misconceptions, that could lead to danger or something like a conflict with japan could explode. >> rose: that's the real danger is that there is a
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
contest where the democratic incumbent has unexpectedly grabbed the lead. >> this the united states senate. mark shields an david brooks >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> woodruff: and ray suarez previews another political match to watch, thousands of miles south in venezuela, where long- time leader hugo chavez faces a young challenger. >> the election marks a watershed moment for the world's second largest oil producing nation. and a critical supplier of crude oil to the u.s. its number one customer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: carnegie corp >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: more jobs, less unemployment. the september numbers offered the latest look into the u.s. economy, and the latest fuel for the fight over economic policy in the presidential campaign. it was the ki
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
author of the book foreclosure nation, earlier today here in boca ra tone. >> the united states foreclosures in general are looking better. month over month, year-over-year, we're down significantly, 16% i think year over year. but we're seeing a strong bifurcation along the lines of judicial versus nonjudicial states. >> explain to us, explain the difference and why that's important when it comes to fore-- foreclosure. >> the difference between those is in judicial states you require a judge in a courtroom to approve the foreclosure and of course the reason why you see the bottleneck there is in those states is because the of the delay and investigations in lawsuits, changes in the rules and procedures required to do those changes. the problem of course then is that in those states, florida, for example, we're seeing foreclosure goes up because they were backlogged for so long. so in florida foreclosures are up, 24%, year-over-year and 11 months of increases meaning this is not just a blip on the radar screen. >> this is a state in florida, where we are, where the economy comes together as
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the united states maintain, deployment all over the world and maintain military capacity to go into many regions of the world and defeat regional adversaries, maintain diplomatic influence and presence to be able to resolve many crises in the world, in short, it has the u.s. as the basic world solution to many problems, and my argument is that that posture is becoming insolvent, for a variety of reasons, not only are domestic economic problems that are making our current level of defense expenditures unsustainable but also transit world politics that are leading to a world of increasingly assertive emerging powers that definitely still want american leadership, but are yes, sir and, less and less tolerant of a world in which america dictates the outcome of problems so for those and other reasons i think that the default paradigm we have relied on is becoming unsustainable and we need to begin a dialogue about new options, new concepts that would underwrite a more sustainable vision for u.s. leadership going forward. >> rose: okay. having said that, david, ignatius, what was it that
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> they're two of the most well-recognized journalists in the united states. pioneers and advocates. for more than two decades maria and george have informed million of hispanics through the popular evening newscast. their brand of journalism is characterized not only by subjective and perspectives, but also by a high degree of social advocacy. in the last three decades both have covered a wide range of news and have witnessed history in the making. >> mexico, oh, yes. >> from presidential elections around the world to the most destructive natural disasters. maria has interviewed dictators, revolutionaries, world leaders, heads of state in latin america, and in the united states. she was among the first female journalists to report from the war torn streets of baghdad. george has covered five wars and right after the terrorists attack on september 11th he drove all the way from miami to new york to report on the tragedy firsthand. once he even asked for a vacation to cover the war in afghanistan. an assignment that at the time the network deemed too dangerous. he's had very public encoun
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
household wealth in the recession. >> they might have been born in the united states, but their co- worker, their brother-in-law, their neighbor down the street, the identity with immigration is much, much more proximate. >> suarez: but bettina inclan says the romney campaign is placing a priority on economic issues as it reaches out to latinos. >> they care about jobs, they care about the american dream and how, under this administration, it's become a little bit harder achieve that american dream. >> i think you could get into trouble as a campaign if you only looked at the polling that said, "look, they didn't rank it very high so it must not be very important." >> suarez: both candidates are making their closing statements. >> this party is the natural home for hispanic americans. >> we are a nation of strivers and climbers and entrepreneurs, the hardest-working people on earth. and nobody personifies these american values, these american traits more than the latino community. >> suarez: a pew hispanic center report out last week showed latino voters support the president by a
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
approaching the kinds of unemployment rates that existed in the united states at the height of the great depression. in the african-american community in north carolina. >> brown: he has decided to sit out the presidential vote >> i'm going to vote for the other offices on the ballot but i'm just not going to cast a vote for the presidency >> brown: you're not? no brown: you feel okay i feel okay about it. my wife tells me i'm crazy. >> ready to go brown: no doubt octave i can't rainy thinks he's crazy too >> you have to vote for people who support our issues. >> brown: a community organizer working with a group called democracy north carolina, rainy walks the streets for hours every weekend, even on this dreary wet saturday, in her college park neighborhood of raleigh. she knows things are bad here. but firmly believes the president is helping make them right. >> it's just like being in a marriage. when you're having problems in a marriage you have to work at it. change don't come overnight. if you are devoted and committed change will come. i do believe that the next four years w
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on the budget? >> the budget of the united states is huge. it's $3.6 trillion, right? and in there are all sorts of deals to favor one industry or one company or one segment of the society. last year the government took in $1.3 trillion in tax revenue but the treasury adds up the t value of all the loopholes, deductions and credits and they amounted to $1.1 trillion. so they gave away almost as much money as they collected. >> reporter: largely says wessle because over a nice lunch lobbyists can convince lawmakers to change the tax code. >> someone says, you know, the law isn't really clear on this facet or the tax court has ruled this and if we could just get a piece of legislation in that would clarify this it would be in my interests and, by the way, congressman, i was so happy to see you at your fund-raiser last night. >> reporter: well, it can't be that blatant! >> it's rarely that bald a transaction, but occasionally it is. but you are naturally more likely to have lunch here with someone who's raised money for your campaign than someone who turned down every invitation. >> r
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
storm heads north and away from the united states. the storm hit new jersey hard, but the state makes it easy to vote early by mail, and that makes it unlikely the storm will keep many from sending in their ballots. new york does not offer early voting, giving officials there time to recover by election day. in the key swing state of virginia, election offices in 55 counties were up and running today. just nine remain closed and those are expected to reopen soon. the virginia secretary of state has asked local election officials to extend absentee voting hours through saturday. sandy has not disrupted early voting in ohio, a state expected to prove decisive in the election. but if you need a daily fix of polling data, you are in for a letdown. millions of voters along the mid-atlantic and northeast are in cleanup and recovery mode, and pollsters know the last thing they'll be thinking about is answering a call about the election. gallup is suspending it's daily tracking poll, and others say it will be difficult to reach a representative sample of voters needed to get a good read on th
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Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm EDT
united states. the two men vying for that job will debate each other in kentucky. the stakes are high because the debate last week changed the race. mark is that the debate site in kentucky. gosh a clash of very different man offering very different futures. joe biden emphasizing how the government and helped her, paul ryan with a stern vision of the american austerity. the man with a plan for drastic cuts in spending. some see how joe biden as dangerously loose lips, but his tough style height of the president under pressure. president obama admits that his performance was lamentable. >> governor romney had a good night and i had a bad night. it is not the first time i have had a bad night. >> obama with his failure to hit back by politeness and seemed overwhelmed by his strong performance. it is a tight race. >> a lot of pressure to do better than barack obama. >> some are demoralized and even panicking. they say the mood has changed. >> people realize this is not in the bag and before the day, they were saying he was such a small tumbler and bumbler that there was no way he can win
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Oct 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
united states. and western journalists rarely get a chance to hold him to account. the night before the interview preparations are underway in a hotel in central minsk. >> i decided not to focus on international policy for more as a man. >> he is now in the role of a foreign correspondent for a newspaper his father bought for him. >> i come here as a journalist for the independent newspaper that i will write. he considers himself an authoritarian leader. >> so what does he expect from the belarussian leader? >> i don't have any expectation of how it will go. i think it's the first one that i have done where i really don't know what to expect. but apparently, according to his press secretary, he's up for a fight. >> his own father made his billions after the breakup of the soviet union and taking privatization of -- which left many in poverty. he never allowed that to happen in belarus. >> the route that your country took was very different from the one that russia took. to my mind russia went the route of plenty of democracy in the 1990's, plenty of democracy, but not very much fair
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. >> this is a great concern. turkey is a core ally of the united states and this sort of cross border military activity is very destabilizing and must be stopped. >> syria takes seriously the vote in turkey and the vote authorizing military action. >> in cases of border incidents, that happened between any two neighboring countries, states and governments should act wisely, rationally and responsibly. >> but on syrian state tv, the incident with turkey was not mentioned. it called for a combination of rebel attacks. the russian foreign minister who says he does not want sutton regime change is watching president." assad tossed back, vital for the regime's survival. >> the conflict in syria took on a cross border damaged a long time ago. pick it is being pulled from the outside. >> all syria's neighbors are being drawn into the conflict whether they like it or not. the region has been divided between president assad supporters and those who stayed behind in the rubble. iran has denied a consistently that they supply them with money and troops. turkey shelters the rebels, maybe h
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
focus more on fundamentals here in the united states, so much in every headline coming out of europe. >> should we be more concerned about what is going on in china, especially with the news that came out today, that the economy is slowing down, and just keeps coming down, down, now the economy is growing gdp at 7.4%. and it just keeps coming down every single quarter. is that a bigger concern for the u.s. economy and u.s. investor? >> look, chinese economy, no doubt matter to the global economy. 30% of global economic growth comes from china. so a china slowdown matters from the u.s. perspective is different, what i mean by that is yes, gdp growth for the last quarter was at 7.4%. having said that, we think china has started to turn the corner when it comes to seeing some growth. but it's to the going to be the same speed that it turned the corner for the last recovery. most likely china is going to continue to grow around 7 to 8%, not at 10% it used to grow. from the u.s. perspective what we care about is what is going to be the engine of growth going forward which in our eyes goin
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
running for a second term as president of the united states. >> blaming unemployment on the president has been central to the case of republicans. >> under obama's economy, it is just not getting better. >> mitt romney told a rally that today's improvement did not mean much. >> the unemployment rate has come down very slowly but it has come down on the less. the reason is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. i of the same share of people were participating in the workforce today -- if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as work when the president got elected, unemployment would be around 11%. that is the real reality. >> some believe he has got a point. >> hundreds of people are taking part-time work when they want full-time jobs. there are still tons of people who are out on the sidelines who have not been able to find their way back into the labor department. all these people are waiting for much bigger change to occur in the labor market. >> he would like to hire new people. he runs a small business i
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
crisis, 1962, not so brilliant in 1961 when united states chaff is united states chaff is bullying .. >> people were just saying people i knew who were important were saying she a weak president, look what happened in vienna. >> well, kennedy himself told, khrushchev bully him, kennedy's own -- >> rose: kennedy was very good at self-analysis. >> he was. one thing i like about him, that rare thing, the self aware famous public great man who actually was self aware. >> rose: and what did he think of truman, eisenhower. >> he liked him at first but they fell out during the 52 election and ike was particularly mad because truman brought his son john back from korea for the inauguration, this is bad for john's career, he was in combat, and so eisenhower said to truman, who bought, who brought my son back, john and he said i did, i am still the president and so truman and eisenhower didn't speak to each other in the car up to the capitol, it was -- and that bad blood continued truman used to bad-mouth eisenhower about him and spread stories about kay somers by and eisenhower would write
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
2008. that is all across the united states. and with heating oil there are two components to t business til till-- distal-- distillate and in that you have diesel and heating oil and both combined are running very, very low. so in terms of the broader complex heating oil will be better supported than gasoline or crude oil. >> tom: that is the energy complex because of hurricane sandy on the east coat, jerrod kit with the linn group. it is not uncommon for a big storm to mean big business for stores like lows an it's not uncommon for a big storm like sandy to mean big business at stores like lowe's and home depot, as people stock up on supplies, and materials needed for repairs. ruben ramirez reports from new jersey. >> reporter: christmas trees and holiday decorations were not on anyone's list as customers tried to stock up on supplies ahead of hurricane sandy's landfall here in new jersey. >> the big demand is generators, sand, tarps, rope, bungee cords, gas cans, basically anything you can use to help prepare yourself for the storm. >> reporter: with as many as 10 million peo
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